West Yorkshire League: Boroughbridge bidding to avoid bottom burden

NARG 1502071AM1 Boroughbridge V Salts. Andy Layton.  (1502071AM1)
NARG 1502071AM1 Boroughbridge V Salts. Andy Layton. (1502071AM1)

The ignominy of finishing bottom is at stake as Boroughbridge wrap up their West Yorkshire League campaign on Saturday.

Bridge entertain Leeds side Hunslet Club for their final match in the Premier division before a season in Division One awaits.

A victory for Daz Ekin’s men would ensure they finish above neighbours Ripon City, with one point separating the pair at the foot of the table.

Jake Fletcher’s stoppage time winner lifted Boroughbridge above City last Wednesday as the Blues stole a 3-2 win from Mallorie Park.

City raced into a two-goal cushion with goals from Harrogate Railway youngsters Luca Crompton and Dan Hickey.

Ben Jones stopped the rot against his former side on 42 minutes, before Joshua Garden restored parity with less than ten minutes to go. But the drama continued to the death as Fletcher struck deep into injury time to hand Ekin’s side their fourth win of the campaign.

However, Boroughbridge were unable to carry their momentum onto Saturday as they went down 2-0 at home to Brighouse Old Boys, another team struggling in the lower embers of the league.

Saturday’s opponents Hunsley beat Bridge 2-0 in August but have only won five more games since.

The Leeds side have the tightest defence of all the bottom sides and have been involved in nine draws throughout the campaign.

Goals have been Boroughbridge’s problem, with Ekin’s men finding the net on only 27 occasions so far.